Artist rendering of what Chilliwack’s downtown will look like under the plans unveiled Monday.

BREAKING: Ambitious plans announced for downtown Chilliwack

Plan will transform city’s downtown and set benchmark for future development

  • Jul. 9, 2018 10:00 a.m.

NOTE: This story has been updated here: Revitalization of downtown Chilliwack the goal of multi-phase development

An ambitious downtown redevelopment plan – more than 10 years in making – was unveiled in Chilliwack Monday.

Chilliwack Mayor Sharon Gaetz, her voice breaking with emotion, announced the awarding of a contract that will transform 3.75 acres of prime downtown land.

(See below for photos.)

Algra Bros. Development Ltd., one of the key builders at Garrison Crossing, expects to begin work this spring.

The new and innovative redevelopment proposed by Algra Bros. aims to transform the downtown into a healthy, sustainable and thriving community that will set a benchmark for all subsequent development downtown, according to a joint press release issued by the City and Chilliwack Economic Partners.

 

Mayor Sharon Gaetz, alongside Dave Algra, speaks Monday at the announcement that the Algra Bros. were chose for redevelopment of the 3.75-acre downtown site at Five Corners. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Mayor Sharon Gaetz speaks Monday at the announcement that the Algra Bros. were chose for redevelopment of the 3.75-acre downtown site at Five Corners. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

A rendering of the Algra Bros. plan for redevelopment of the 3.75-acre downtown site at Five Corners. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Mayor Sharon Gaetz speaks Monday at the announcement that the Algra Bros. were chose for redevelopment of the 3.75-acre downtown site at Five Corners. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

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